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Broaden your mind and get a taste of studying STEM and working in the field with our free online maths, engineering, technology and science courses.
What science discoveries will you choose to write about?
Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities
Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.
This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks.
Find out how to stay ethical, compliant and professional in the construction industry, with this free online course from the CIOB.
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.
Gravity runs the Universe. This free online course explains why, exploring gravitational waves, black holes and the Big Bang.
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course.
How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more.
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
How can technology make you healthy? Learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth.
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
Learn about the forensic technique of facial reconstruction from the experts involved in a real crime case.
Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.
An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
Design, build and program a simple robot and share it with other learners.
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?
Discover how nanotechnology can be used for many new opportunities in healthcare with top University of Twente researchers.
Learn to use predictive analytics tools and HPE Vertica Analytics to gain insights from big data, with this free online course.
Learn the technology of modelling, as used in computational face recognition or in surgeries, with this free online course.
Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python.
Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch, with this introductory course for primary or K-5 teachers.
Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
Discover practical data mining and learn to mine your own data using the popular Weka workbench.
With chemistry providing us an endless amount of possibilities, what would you choose to develop?
Explore the anatomy of the human abdomen and understand its clinical importance.
Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making.
Discover the incredible world of 'the Hobbit' as modern archaeological science uncovers secrets hidden in time.
Improve your mathematical confidence and gain the skills to pass employers’ numeracy tests with this free online course.
Discover how supercomputers work and the real-life scientific breakthroughs made possible by today’s computer simulations.
Understand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and learn how to deal with today's trends.
Learn how to use systems and complexity thinking to address a variety of social, managerial and policy problems.
Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this free online course.
Learn about the role of clinical bioinformaticians in healthcare and how their work is helping to realise the genomics revolution.
Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.
An introduction to modern analytical science techniques and how they can be used to uncover food fraud.
What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres?
Learn basics of financial economics and try its real life application using financial data and programming.
This course is a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis that emphasises fundamental concepts and practical skills.
Explore the exciting subjects within life sciences and the rewarding careers that studying life sciences at university lead to.
Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities.
Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future.
Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and find out how it is used to identify disease.
Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.
This course explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.
This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments
Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Explore and use Differentiating for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
The world needs people who understand how to get robots moving.
Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time.
Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with this free online course.
Discover how genetics is revolutionising the detection and treatment of cancer, with this free online course.
Explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.
Get an introduction to mobile app security and learn how to develop secure Android applications, with this free online course.
Chart the history of royal food in the splendour of royal palaces.
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat
Explore how antibiotic use in farming is creating resistant bacteria within our food chain. What can we do to tackle the issue?
Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society.
Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools or cars of our near future
Learn a scientific and practical approach for creating and evaluating forecasting solutions.
This course will teach you about the power of your immune system and how new immunotherapies are transforming cancer treatment.
Understand the physical processes behind climate variations in the past, present and future, with this free online course
Practise the maths, learn the physics, and find out how engineers use both to solve real world problems.
Learn about the role of data in a range of disciplines and about some fundamental tools for extracting knowledge from data.
This course will teach you the first principles of complexity, uncertainty and how to make decisions in a complex world.
Discover how optical Earth observation data is gathered and used in this free online course from the European Space Agency (ESA).
Learn about Ebola, its symptoms, where it came from and what the current outbreak has taught us, with this free online course.
How has the Ebola outbreak become a humanitarian emergency? Learn about the science behind the crisis.
Learn how economic analyses can help us better understand crime problems that we face.
How do we move things with electricity? How do the parts inside your computer work? Find out in Electrify.
Understand the laws of thermodynamics – and how they govern how we use and lose energy everyday – in this free online course.
Learn how police use science in criminal investigations and its role in the criminal justice system with this free online course.
Get an introduction to Haskell, the increasingly popular functional programming language, with this University of Glasgow course.
Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts.
Learn the basic science needed for humans to survive on Mars, with this free online science course.
Uncover a grave, examine remains and reveal the victim’s identity in this free online course, linked to a new Val McDermid story.
Find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated, to improve healthcare for all, on this free online course.
Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.
How do you feel about robots? Learn how robotics is used today and explore how it might help solve the big issues of our time.
Explore the methods underpinning forensic science, from crime scene investigation to reporting evidential value within a case.
Learn the power of Linked Data, explore how it’s revolutionising the web and get to grips with it by writing queries in SPARQL.
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
Learn how to make sense of social statistics and economic data with this introductory course on quantitative social science.
Strengthen your algebra, geometry and thinking skills by learning about fascinating mathematical relations from daily life.
Explore interesting and practical real-world relationships hinging on the interplay between the linear and the quadratic.
Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free online course.
Explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observation is used to monitor climate change, with this free online course.
Explore our oceans from space. Discover how Earth observation allows us to monitor ocean health, and inform policy and planning.
Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.
Understand how maths, such as differentiation and integration, is applied in everyday life with this free online calculus course.
Learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system, with this free online course.
Understand the basic thermodynamic principles widely used in many engineering fields: temperature, free energy and entropy.
Learn the techniques of Engineering Mechanics, use them to interpret experiments and apply them to design.
Understand the technology of ultrasound, see how it is used in clinical practice and learn how to improve medical imaging.
Explore the fascinating work of philosopher Ramon Llull and its impact with this free online course
Explore how the web has changed our world and what the future might hold, with this free online course introducing Web Science.